Category Archives: mopeds

Hooray for toll bridges

When I first heard someone complaining in the local press about it taking them forty minutes to get into Oxford from west Oxfordshire, my immediate reaction was: so what? That sounds about right, and if you have the misfortune to … Continue reading

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Omnis vendentur, sed nihil interit

Someone who isn’t me seems to want Constance the moped. That’s good. Much as I’d like to keep her as a frippery—who doesn’t want a lady on the side, especially one that goes, if not like a train, then over … Continue reading

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Moped for sale

Since getting a driver’s licence (and car, courtesy of the Hat and brightybot) and a new pedal cycle, I’ve realised there’s no journeys I can envision myself making on my moped, that wouldn’t be safer and more comfortable in the … Continue reading

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Suzuki, so good-y

I’ve bought my moped, in the end, for those of you that (a) haven’t heard and (b) are hanging on my every item of news. On the excellent recommendations of Infinitarian I eschewed all things not speed-limited, and finally found … Continue reading

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Does my helmet look big in this?

Yesterday I seemed to work through my entire mid-life crisis in a few hours. Firstly I bought a ski jacket for my upcoming Chamonix junket (well, to replace the one whose zip went a few days ago, so not exactly … Continue reading

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Born to be mild

It’s a good measure of how busy I’ve been these past few days that I’ve only just managed to write up four days of advent calendar window “openings”. Saturday consisted of an especially fevered dash: no rest after Thursday’s work … Continue reading

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